I have used DocBook for many years. As a structure model, DocBook is robust and met all our needs for documenting heavy equipment in 24 languages. It is well developed and well supported.
Given the development work is done up front, some people learn quickly while others struggle. On the development side, successful implementation requires a substantial understanding of XML. Then, there is the content modeling to determine the elements needed and the best use of attributes. Frame has it's own approach to handling DocBook, but it's quite workable. Everything is based on having a sound content strategy and development support. DocBook is not magic. Humans must configure the model for optimal results. I have avoided customizing DocBook as new releases provide fixes and useful enhancements. Some training is essential for writers to become efficient. Technology needs to provide real benefits for authors and not get in the way of their work. If your team is not willing to learn a new technology today, what would entice them to learn tomorrow? Keep me posted on your progress! Mollye Barrett ClearPath, LLC content management solutions 414-331-1378 (cell) www.clearpath.cc http://www.linkedin.com/in/mollyebarrett http://www.twitter.com/mollye -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Garnier Garnier Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 5:05 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Request Info on DocBook Hello Listers, ? I am about to explore DocBook. I am sure some of the listers must be using it or have used it in the past. Could you please share your experience? Went through some of the details over the net and it seems a good tool to switch to but involves a very deep learning curve. Is there any plug-in available to make things easier? I need to know this as some of the writers are not keen to learn XML and would rather click buttons that would take care of what they want to generate. The company will definitely not invest in training nor am I aware of any institute/entity in India that imparts training in DocBook. ? When I start exploring I will definitely join the DocBook user forum. Am writing to this list as I need some firsthand information about the tool. ? Any kind of related information is welcome. ? TIA B/R Garnier ? Looking for local information? Find it on Yahoo! Local http://in.local.yahoo.com/ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as mollye at clearpath.cc. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/mollye%40clearpath.cc Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.